Horse Health Matters®

Recognizing and Dealing with Respiratory Distress

by Flossie Sellers

April 10, 2017 09:27

A horse in respiratory distress requires immediate attention. Read to learn how to recognize respiratory distress in your horse and how to limit damage to your …

Fitness And Conditioning

Equine Fitness and Physiology

EquiMed Staff

Equine Fitness and Physiology

by EquiMed Staff

April 13, 2017 15:56

Learn about the five major physiological systems of your horse that will strengthen as a result of physical conditioning and how that will contribute to its …

Fitness And Conditioning

Passive Stretching in the Horse

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Passive Stretching in the Horse

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

April 14, 2017 12:59

Learn how passive stretches differ from active stretches and what you should know before trying passive stretching techniques on your horse …

Fitness And Conditioning

Training and Conditioning Your Equine Athlete

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Training and Conditioning Your Equine Athlete

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

April 15, 2017 14:00

Active horses benefit from a structured program to get and keep them into good condition. Learn the basics in this article by Dr. Eldridge …

Tip of the Day

Protect your horses from grain induced founder. Keep your grain stores in locked containers or a room inaccessible to horses that may escape their stalls at night.

General Care

Giving Your Horse a Daily Once-Over

EquiMed Staff

Giving Your Horse a Daily Once-Over

by EquiMed Staff

April 17, 2017 12:31

Learn the 5 steps you can quickly and efficiently take each day to make sure your horse is healthy and hasn't developed any physical problems such as lameness …

Horse Thoughts: For the New Horse Owner - Part One of Two

by Miriam Rieck

April 23, 2017 16:17

Thinking about getting a horse. Here is some sage advice from author Miriam Reich about some basic considerations prior to taking the plunge …

Hoof Care

Hoof Growth - What Helps and What Hurts

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Hoof Growth - What Helps and What Hurts

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

April 30, 2017 17:49

Hoof growth is a function of genetics, activity level, footing type and more. Many horses today suffer from a lack of hoof growth. What can you do? Dr. Deb …

Nutrition

Managing the "Hard Keeper …

Karen Briggs

Managing the "Hard Keeper …

by Karen Briggs

May 3, 2017 17:23

A "hard-keeper" is a horse that needs special attention in order to maintain adequate weight, especially during the cold winter months. Learn the 8 things you …

Videos

Hoof Care - Trimming the Donkey

Video of donkey hoof trimming.

Horse Snips

Horse Health Video Shorts

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 19, 2017 17:55

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Bloodhorse

A purebred Arabian or Thoroughbred horse.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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adjective
  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
    synonyms: crucial, necessary, key, vital, indespensable, important, of the essence, critcal imperative, manditory, compulsory, obligatory

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Quote of the Day

Notice the smallest change and the slightest try and reward him.

Ray Hunt

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